Here are some of the top headlines around Southwest and Southside:
Virginia Supreme Court extends deadline for nominating redistricting special masters but rebuffs Republican request for conference call. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Judge orders former Rocky Mount police officer charged in connection with Jan. 6 to remain behind bars. — The Roanoke Times.
Virginia’s freshwater mussels in Southwest Virginia are vanishing; can they be saved? — Virginia Mercury.
Efforts underway to bring Bassett Community Center back to life. — Martinsville Bulletin.
Waynesboro Symphony to give first-ever holiday concert. — The News-Virginian